The Nicolai Jorgensen transfer to Newcastle looks all but dead in the water.

Newcastle having made an opening bid of £12m for a striker Feyenoord value at £20m.

This was followed by claims that NUFC’s offer had been raised to around £15m but that the Dutch club were sticking to their valuation.

Sunday lunchtime bringing media reports now that Mike Ashley/Newcastle United have ‘refused to be held to ransom’ by Feyenoord.

Otherwise known as ‘refusing to pay the asking price’.

As was reported on The Mag on Saturday (see below), Sunday looked a key day on the Nicolai Jorgensen deal.

For the move to have any chance of happening, the striker would surely be left out of the Feyenoord team to avoid potential injury scuppering a transfer.

However, Nicolai Jorgensen has been named to spearhead the Feyenoord attack as they take on ADO Den Haag at home today, the game kicking off at 1.30pm, the same time when Newcastle are kicking off in West London.

If indeed any chance of signing the Danish striker has now gone, Newcastle fans will be wondering exactly how serious Mike Ashley was about supporting Rafa Benitez this month.

Three days until this January window closes.

(***Feyenoord won 3-1, Jorgensen playing the first 83 minutes before being subbed for Robin van Persie, the Danish striker didn’t get on the scoresheet)

The Mag – Saturday 27 January 2018:

The Nicolai Jorgensen transfer saga continues.

The 27 year old Danish international said to be inching towards a transfer to Newcastle United.

De Telegraaf are now reporting that Newcastle have upped their bid to £15m but that Feyenoord have told them once again that £20m is the asking price.

The Dutch club’s Manager, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, admits that they are making plans to cover a potential departure of Nicolai Jorgensen and Director of Football, Martin Van Geel, is going through the manager’s list of possible successors.

However, Feyenoord have already brought in fans’ favourite Robin van Persie this month, the striker left the club in 2004 when moving to Arsenal and has now returned.

Van Persie made his second debut for Feyenoord in midweek, coming on for the final 10 minutes as they only managed a draw with Utrecht, the clubs fifth and sixth in the table.

Nicolai Jorgensen was suspended for that match, having picked up two yellow cards in the 2-0 defeat at second top Ajax, however, he is now available for Feyenoord’s next match.

Van Bronckhorst says that as it currently stands, he intends to play Jorgensen against ADO Den Haag when the teams meet on Sunday.

That is of course unless something changes on the transfer front…

If Nicolai Jorgensen plays in that match then surely we can more or less write off his chances of a move to Newcastle in this transfer window.

If Feyenoord think there is any chance of Newcastle meeting their asking price then there is surely no way they would play him and risk injury and such a valuable deal being ruled out. This is somebody that they could potentially be making up to £17m profit on after signing Jorgensen for less than £3m only 18 months ago.

The point is as well, tomorrow’s game is all but meaningless for Feyenoord so there is no driving reason to include the striker. They are 16 points off PSV at the top and 11 behind even second placed Ajax, Feyenoord have no chance of Champions League football next season, never mind the league title in this campaign.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst says that he has already discussed the potential move to Newcastle and the striker is interested, the Feyenoord Manager saying he understands the attraction of the Premier League and of course the higher wages the Danish striker would then pick up.

All that is needed now is for Mike Ashley to meet Feyenoord’s asking price.

All eyes will be on the Feyenoord team selection when it is named tomorrow lunchtime, the game against ADO Den Haag kicking off at 1.30pm on Sunday.



  • bob0411

    And in other breaking news…the sky is blue.

  • mactoon

    They want £20m and Ashley has ‘promised’ to break the£16m transfer record so we have offered £12 and £15 m. Trying to get a deal done on the cheap once again. Now we will go for Rafa’s 2nd or 3rd choice which due to the window closing in 3 days will not get over the line.

    Same old, same old.

  • Da Ca

    Did anybody think they were going to pay that me thinks not

    • Peaky Magpie

      Not bloody likely…never in a million years.

  • JonMag

    was never going to happen anyway

  • Mrkgw

    ASHLEY OUT!

    • East Durham Mag

      GHOST RIDER OUT!

      • Mrkgw

        Haha lol

      • Peaky Magpie

        🤣🤣🤣

      • KRS1

        he is a very sad man with no friends

        • Jezza

          Just his brother who he trolls this site with.

  • ghostrider

    RAFA OUT.

    • Brian Standen

      And just exactly who would you see coming in?

      • Danimal

        Dennis Wise probably.

        • ToonTom

          It’s a striker we need. Anyone know what Kerry what’s-his-name is doing at the minute?

      • ghostrider

        Koeman.

        • Brian Standen

          Say it as you see it if you want but quite simply your a fool!

          • ghostrider

            No offence to you but nothing you say to me makes any of what you say valid. Nor does following mass opinion in a belief of making it so.
            Just thought I’d let you know that.

          • KRS1

            Being a troll and trying to get a reaction from people isn’t a very healthy way to be. Just thought I’d let you know that.

          • ghostrider

            Then try not to be a troll if that’s what you think you are.

        • ToonTom

          We’d have to play him up front, mind.

    • FatParosite

      Give it a rest Bishop….

      • ghostrider

        Nahhhh. I’ll say it how I see it.

        • KRS1

          you are perhaps the biggest pr#ck in the world.

          • ghostrider

            Thanks for the compliment.

          • Jezza

            As well as being a wind up merchant from Manchester who trolls this site inder multiple different ID’s, works in a S****s D****t shop and is a season ticket holder at Old Trafford.

          • grantham mag

            Can we sort of light a fire by mistake and burn the pr1ck in the tat shop where he works jezza

  • ghostrider

    I’m over the moon we aren’t going to get this waste of space for Rafa.
    Ashley’s tick to your guns and don’t be held to Ransom for tat.

  • custurd

    When Staveley doesn’t meet Ashley’s valuatuon of NUFC she’s a “waste of time”, but when Ashley doesn’t meet Feyenoord’s valuation of Jorgensen they’e holding him to ransom? Seriously Michael. Grow up.

    • Big Al 1967

      The most apt comment of the week and sums up the Fat One’s time at the club to a tee!

    • Shields Mag

      Spot on there, wholehearted agree.

      • Blackburn1066

        me too £1 shop stuff

    • Jezza

      As I said yesterday Fatso has got that typical car boot sale mentality. If you want to buy something from him you’ve got to pay through the nose, if he wants to buy something from you he wants it for nothing.

  • Danimal

    No problem, presumably as we are such a well-run club we’ll be ready to act on several other targets, so it’s not as if we’ve just wasted the last week of the transfer window on this one.

    • Jezza

      Wasting the last week of the transfer window with this fiasco was precisely their intention. They never had the slightest intention of signing Jorgensen or anybody else for that matter. I’m just surprised they didn’t string it out right till the deadline. In the next three days we will be linked with dozens of players and will sign precisely none.

  • HarryHype59

    I am not that bothered, as no doubt this bloke would be the next Alves or Altidore. A loan deal for Slimani is about the best this club can do right now!

  • Soldier

    we`re 1 down & with our front players we`ll never score

    • Leicester Mag

      2 nil and counting. Yet again no threat up front what a surprise. Wtf do we expect ? Oops sorry I should be getting behind the team

  • anyobrien

    Nothing new here but I’m sure the usual clowns call be on backing him

  • TheNutJob

    Doomed lads & we`ll be doomed in the league if Fatty`s closed the till.
    striker needed

    • Taz

      Did he ever open it

  • hetonmag

    Anyone spot where Ciran Clarke was when the second goal went in???

    • JonMag

      I`m afraid he`s been found out against the good teams

    • Geordiegiants

      Collicini looked different class in the championship, unfortunately it’s a different class in the premier league and Clark is average at best up here.

    • Blackburn1066

      where was the defence?

  • gallowgate26

    Totally depressing. At least when we were rubbish years ago, we could throw caution to the wind and have a go. This team is so toothless it can’t even score a couple of goals and lose 4-2. I don’t expect to win every game but I feel for the people who have travelled all the way to London on a Sunday afternoon to watch a team that can’t even go forward and with championship level forwards. We are so waek now, it’s like playing with Chopra and what used to be 4th and 5th choice / reserve/ u23 players up front.

  • JonMag

    it`s embarrassing to watch, no matter who he picks the squad`s krap

  • Andy Mac

    Bye bye Premier League. Zero ambition results in zero success

    • Peaky Magpie

      Looking that way,we’ll be bottom in a couple of games time and will stay there.

      • TheNutJob

        if we don`t get a result on Wednesday we`re in the mire

        • Peaky Magpie

          Without a doubt Nut,the biggest ‘must win’ game ever,draws are no good now.

        • gallowgate26

          We’re not already? We were when Stoke and Swans won in my book.

          • Peaky Magpie

            It’s a sad showing when we are already hoping for other teams around us to fail because we’ve got absolutely no confidence in where our own next points are coming from and this with 14 games still to go.
            ASHLEY OUT !!!

          • HarryHype59

            I think it will be three from NUFC, Huddersfield, Brighton, Stoke, WBA and Swansea. I reckon we are 50:50 at best to stay up.

        • Leicester Mag

          And if we do and survive every fan with an ounce of nous knows this bar steward will only serve another hosshyt sandwich up next season.

          • Blackburn1066

            Still get 52.000

  • gallowgate26

    Can anyone see us beating Burnley? Burnley are a good team!

    • Peaky Magpie

      Not me I’m afraid

      • HarryHype59

        Nor me!

  • Wezza147

    Is anyone actually surprised? The penny pinching nature is a joke. 20m they want so me offer 12m then 13m. Ashley out!

  • TheNutJob

    think i spotted leazes in the corporate area, Betvictor`s
    😂😂😂

    • Wor Lass

      I think Clarko did something to the Stargate and sent Leazes off to the distant planet of Beta Victorus.

  • JonMag

    Rafa needs to grow some & collar Penfold now, today & tell him he`s off if no players are signed. it can`t go on like this

    • KRS1

      If we get no one in I think Rafa has no choice but to walk away and who could blame him.

      • JonMag

        it`s about time he faced up with Fatso & Penfold, as i`ve said it can`t go on like this

        • Lhc

          But it will

      • Blackburn1066

        If he walks away now he will have to pay the club a lot of money after a certain date he can walk away without paying. I am sure leazes will tell me the date.

        • Peaky Magpie

          I’m sure Fatso will know that date fine well.
          Rafa walks = Mission complete.

  • gallowgate26

    Penny pinching about £5m will probably lose the club £120m in the long run. Really smart business this…

    • Blackburn1066

      In no way do I support the little fat man and his mate captain no deal but I am not sure this player was any better than Joss.

  • Leicester Mag

    Headline on Chronic website a minute ago Joselu now leading the line. At 3-0 down what a depressing headline. Why the hell do we put up with this? What is the point at present ?

    • JonMag

      I don`t think he even got a kick

    • Leicester Mag

      Not fit to wear the shirt

  • Geordie Pete Moore

    20 million and he was subbed in the 83 min possibly injured, no ta

    • Clarko

      Yeah, don’t sign him, clearly not good enough even though we’ve never seen a single minute of him play, it’s not like we even need him as we have Joselu and Gayle, no ta…

      • TheNutJob

        i`ve seen him today, he never got a look in

        • Clarko

          Oh so you didn’t watch the Newcastle game? Hmmm…. But hey, I’m certain the 83 minutes you “watched” him play for represent his full ability as a professional footballer.

          • Wor Lass

            So, you`ve not come across the miracle of recording in your travels, Clarko?

          • Clarko

            So he didn’t watch the Newcastle match then? Dummy.

          • Wor Lass

            I know you`re hard of thinking, Clarko, so I`ll type this slowly. He watched the Newcastle match but recorded the Feyenoord match at the same time and watched it afterwards. Magic!

          • Clarko

            So you don’t understand the concept of time then.

          • HarryHype59

            He simply can not be a genuine supporter of this club. His pro Ashley agenda is reality denying nonsense. I no longer engage with this insipid attention seeking WUM.

      • bob0411

        kn*b jockey

  • TheNutJob

    see the Hoss today, didn`t even manage a trot

    • Peaky Magpie

      Taxi for Hoss for the knackers yard !!!

  • Peaky Magpie

    The bullsh*t the PR machine will roll out in the next 72 hrs will be stinking.

    • Wezza147

      This! We have to not be suckered in by the propaganda that they will spout like “couldn’t get them over the line” “January difficult window” “teams holding to ransom” (pot kettle with Stavely)
      Just get out of our club Mike Ashley!
      Would not blame Rafa if he walked after deadline day.

  • GToon

    I wonder what Ram, who wrote the article about being too negative, is thinking right now.

    • Peaky Magpie

      🤣🤣🤣

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      Proven right?

  • Bowlsey

    Oh this deal didn’t happen? Really?! Well knock me down with a feather!

    • GToon

      Cudnt get it over the line apparently. Charnley locked himself in the toilet and refused to answer the phone unless it was about selling somebody.

  • Paul Patterson

    Drat, I really thought we’d get this one over the line..

  • TheFatController

    Why doesn’t Ashley spend the £20m he’s saved today on the FA Cup winning bonus on a striker …?

    • Paul Patterson

      That would assume that it wasn’t a fib, but it’s a cracking point..

  • richardbraverman

    Rafa Watch …….
    assuming we do not conclude another deal,
    how many days before Mr. Benitez walks,
    since he is a gentlemen, I would assume that
    the notice goes in the day after the close of the window
    the actual departure date is two weeks later
    he provides enough time for some public relations gymnastics

    • Down Under Mag

      By all accounts there is a claue that either he himself or another club need to pay Ashley (let’s not pretend it’s NUFC they will pay) 6m quid if he walks out befor ethe last 12 months of his contract. That is what has been reported, believe what you will but it certainly goes a lon way to explaining why he’s still here…even the “love of the fans” only gets you so much patience!

  • Down Under Mag

    Ashley trying to sell the club – This is how much I want, you’ve offered less so i don’t accept…you offered more but it’s still less than my asking price so I refuse to sell and make a media statement about how hard done by I am and that it isn’t being sold as they won’t pay the asking price even though it’s valued at less than he wants to sell for…

    Ashley trying to buy a player – This is how much you want, i’ll offer waaay less…you don’t accept so I up the offer to a less derisory figure but it’s still far less than the club want to sell for so they refuse…Ashley throws his toys out because the selling club are “holding them to ransom for a player not worth that amount”

    Lovely how the double standards work with this guy.